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No Line Coloring with Digital Stamps

Hallo friends, Happy Mid-week to you! I hope you had the chance to read the email we sent out yesterday and if you are not on our mailing list, head on over to our website to sign up. We promise we won’t spam your inbox because we know how that feels ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are on our mailing list, you would know that we just launched 4 new Digital Stamp sets. Today, I am showcasing Cute Is Just My Cover with a no-line coloring tip for digital stamps.

No line coloring is a popular technique for stamping. At first, it didn’t occur to me that we can do this technique with digital stamps too. However, I have been coloring my hand-drawn illustrations without inking the outlines lately which creates a ‘no line coloring technique’ effect. That got me thinking if I could do this with our digital stamps as well.

Then one day, in the shower… yes, in the shower.. I got an idea I could try! I get a lot of my best ideas and ‘Ah-hah moments’ in the shower. Anyone else? No, just me? Haha.

And you know what? It is so easy to create no line coloring images digitally and I will show you how and why I think so.

This is how:

Adjust the opacity level of the image to about 20%

To create no line coloring, the outline of the images has to be light. We use very light inks to create this in stamping but what about digital stamps? In order to get light printed lines, adjust the opacity down to about 20% in your Photoshop or editing software. This allows you to get a light grey printed image instead of a crisp black image. I tried a test print with 40% opacity and the lines were not light enough.

Below is an image printed with 20% opacity.

Image printed with 20% opacity level

This level of opacity creates prints that are still clear enough to see the lines and light enough to achieve the no line coloring effect. If you want even lighter lines, try dropping to opacity level down to 15% or even 10%.

You can see that the lines are easily drawn over with a colored pencil

But as you can see, I am able to draw over the lines easily with the color of my choice.

The finished No Line Coloring image

The sentiments on the card base is printed with 100% opacity. You can see the difference in the intensity of the black that is printed. To finish off the image, I drew over the eyes with a black ballpoint pen to highlight the eyes and that’s about it.

I’ve shared the how, which is as easy as dropping the opacity of the image before printing it out and now I will share the why.

Why?

Because it is just so easy and convenient. There was no need to buy special ink pads or try out different ink pads (which I did for stamping and unfortunately, they did not produce satisfactory result). This means, you don’t have to spend extra money and end up with ink pads that did not do what you hoped it would do.

Besides, you can buy more stamps with the money saved.. *hint hint* (from our Shop, perhaps?) and it’s good for the environment too! Less waste ๐Ÿ™‚

The New Digital Stamp Line Up for August 2020

I hope you find this post useful and will give our Digital Stamps a try with this Digital Stamp No Line Coloring tip.

You can find our entire stamp collection in our SHOP. So head on over now to get yours! We ship very quickly and as for our digital stamps, you get to download them immediately. Talk about instant gratification! ๐Ÿ˜€

Till next time, happy crafting and smile always!

Evelin

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The Little Things…

Happy August 10th everyone. Annette Allen here with you today and I am sharing a card that I created using Evelin T Designs: Life Is Beautiful stamp set. This set is full of pretty images and well every time I use it I want to use all of them but today I narrowed it down to two.

I created this background using alcohol inks and a Hero Arts background die. I colored these sweet images using Copic sketch makers and did a little fussy cutting. Then, I used foam adhesives to give a little dimension to my card. Finishing up with this fun sentiment that I heat embossed on some kraft card-stock. Notice I cut my strip at an angle, just something a little different.

This card was totally simple to create. Just a bit of coloring and piecing it together. I love simple cards, don’t you?

This Evelin T Designs: Life Is Beautiful stamp set is so fun color and create with. A must have if you ask me. Now it is time to shop. Check out all the fun stamps that Evelin T Designs has to offer HERE.

Thank you for joining me today.

Have an awesome day!

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Guest Designer | Mayras Designs

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone! I am so excited!! Mayra here with you today. It is such a huge honor and blessing to be here with you,  I am guest designing Evelin T Designs Digital images. YAY!!! I fell in love with her images. They are meaningful and beautiful. 

For my card today, I used the lovely Sending Joy digital stamp.

This is such an amazing set!!

It comes with several sentiments: Happy Father’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day, 
Happy Birthday, Sending Joy, Thank You, and Smile.

For my card, I used the Happy Birthday sentiment. I colored my images using Copic markers.

I used YG00, YG01, YG03, YG23, YG17, G94, and G99 for the leaves. For the purple areas, I used V09, V04, V01, V15, and B60. For the deeper purples,  I used B69, B66, B63, V20, and B60.

I then added Distress Oxide Inks to a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I used Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves. I then added a couple of white splatters to it to finish it.

I hope you like the card I created to share with you today. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!! Hoping you have a blessed and wonderful day!!

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Emma’s World | Patricia Roebuck

Hello Friends! Hope you have enjoyed the new 2020 Evelin T Designs Release and have decided on stamps that you want to add to your creative supplies. Today, I’m going to be using the new Best Friends Fur-Ever! along with the Alpha Blocks stamp set, which is older but works perfectly with the new stamp set. I had a lot of fun creating cards with the new release, but for today, I’ll be creating in my Traveler’s Notebook.

The first thing that I did was stamp the clouds and the girl from the Best Friends Fur-Ever! set using Staz-On ink. For this project, I left the clouds as it is, but colored the girl with watercolors. I also stamped the tiny daisies, coloring one of them, trimming and adhering to the girl’s shirt…such a cute detail!

Since this is all about my daughter’s world, I cut out a round cut file from JustNick Studio and backed it with a starry blue pattern paper with colorful rays…perfect for my 12-year old. This set the base of my left side. Next, I stamped my title using the Alpha Blocks in Staz-On, trimmed them in rectangles, and then added watercolors to coordinate. I used Photoshop Elements to create a circle photo to trim and adhere on my circle, and then placed the title around the curve and the cute girl next to the photo.

I have wanted to use this adorable girl for a memory keeping project with my daughter as soon as I saw her, she is just perfect. To create dimension with the clouds, I popped them up with foam adhesive around my page. For the right side, I wanted journaling about her and the things she enjoys doing. I’ve already been corrected in misspelling Avatar…LOL I’ll have to mark that out later, but this is so her right now.

I have a lot of color (mine and especially my daughter’s favorite) on the left, so I continued that with the journaling on labels and coordinating embellishments with it. It helps to balance both sides of my spread.

Hope this inspires you on more ways to use your Evelin T Designs Stamps! Thanks so much for letting me share!

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VIDEO | Gift Tags feat. Floral Surprise + Positivi-Tea

I’m so excited to bring you this video combining the Floral Surprise and Positivi-Tea stamp sets! I came up with this idea during release week and I wanted to play with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, which have sat unused for too long.

I started by die cutting the tags and stamped part of the Floral Surprise image on the bottom right hand corner of each tag, using a different part of the image on both tags to show some variation.

I also stamped three images from Positivi-Tea that would be fussy cut and popped up with large glue dots. The Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers were so easy to use and I love their vibrancy! I will definitely play with them more. To finish, I layered the bristol tags on kraft cardstock, added black hemp cord and pearls.

Thanks so much for watching!

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We Rise By Lifting Others

Hello everyone! Heather here to share a quick card with you using some of the newest release!

I fell in love with this sweet little monster the moment I saw him! Isn’t he the cutest? It was super fun to create this card using a bright pop of pink to contrast with the neutral tones I chose to color the little monster with.

I started off by masking off the bottom of my watercolor paper, then did some ink blending with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I misted it with water and allowed it to mix and blend as it dried. Once it dried, I mixed a bit more of the same color distress ink with water on a clear block, and added some splatters with the deeper shade of the same color, then peeled the mask off and allowed it to fully dry.

Next, I stamped the adorable critter from Best Friends Fur-Ever on white cardstock with Copic friendly ink, and colored with Copic markers in warm gray shades. I fussy cut the image out, and popped it up with foam adhesive at the bottom of my colored background.

Finally, I added a fun sentiment from Under the Sea: Background – I just thought it was a fun sentiment with the bunny sitting on the monster’s head. ๐Ÿ™‚ I heat embossed it in white on black cardstock, trimmed it down, and mounted with foam adhesive. Finishing touch was a few sparkly pink jewels scattered around for a touch of sparkle!

Thanks so much for stopping by – have a wonderful day!

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Thank you

Happy Monday! It’s Amy here with a Thank You card. This combines the images from Life Is Beautiful along with a sentiment from Under The Sea: Narwhal.

I needed to design a thank you card and knew that I wanted to use the plants from the Life is Beautiful set. I kept the same color palette for the plants and changed it up for their containers.

The copics I used are:

YG01 | YG03

V01 | V12

E21 | E53

E42 | E43

YR24 | YR27

W00 | W0 | W1

Sadly, I don’t have much of a green thumb, these are my kind of plants!

I hope you have an amazing week!

amy

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We have Digital Stamps too!

Hallo Friends!

I hope you had a relaxing weekend and managed to celebrate the 4th of July, albeit in a different way for some of us this year. We had some family time and just chilled at home.. nothing special this year since we are still social distancing. Besides that, I busied myself baking bread too and wow, I never knew freshly baked bread is so delicious! I am now truly spoiled. HAHA…

I wanted to drop by and let you know that we have Digital Stamps too and they are already available in the . I also designed one specially for this time that we are in right now for free and I hope that it will bring you peace while coloring it. My son had a lot of fun coloring with me and it was nice to spend quality art time together.

Beth Praying
Dino-Mite Birthday
Coffee, Beth?
Sophie & Friends
Floral Banner
Eli Praying
Thank You For All You Do

We will launch more digital stamps in the weeks to come. Sign up to be on our mailing list to be the first to know. We might even be throwing in freebies that are exclusive only to our mailing list subscribers ๐Ÿ™‚

Click HERE to get your digital stamps and start crafting!

Take care.
Till next time,

Evelin

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Best Times…

Happy July Evelin T Designs friends. Annette Allen here with you today and I am sharing a card that I created using the new Best Friends Fur-ever! stamp set.

This stamp set is so fun to color and create Happy cards.

I colored the images using Copic sketch markers and did a little fussy cutting so I can give the images some dimension. The background was created using some scraps that I had. I picked colors that I colored my images with so it all blended together. Sometimes I go a little wild, but I kept it all blending today.

Have fun creating with your Evelin T Designs stamps. I know you all are loving the new release. Make sure to tag using #EvelinTDesigns on FB and Instagram. It is always fun to see what you all are creating.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Review: Comparing Colored Pencils

Last week, I published a card video on creating a scene with different, non-coordinating stamp sets on our Youtube channel and in that video, I shared about how I used my colored pencils. And in today’s video, I will be sharing a review comparing the 3 brands of colored pencils that I have and love using.

I hope that this video can help you understand these colored pencils better and perhaps help you decide which colored pencils you would want to invest in. I only have Prismacolor Premier, Faber-Castell Polychromos and the Caran d’Ache Luminance which I reviewed in this video. This is a pretty comprehensive video so grab a snack, a coffee (or your favorite beverage), kick back and relax!

I hope you enjoyed my personal sharing on these colored pencils and find this video helpful to you somehow ๐Ÿ™‚ If you enjoyed our video, please click on the LIKE button, SUBSCRIBE and hit that NOTIFICATION bell so that you will be notified the next time we have a new video.

Till next time, keep crafting and smile always!
-Evelin